Didn’t get to do nails this week because quarantine. Yes, I could have done MY nails by MYSELF, but what’s the fun of that? We’ll do nails together this Friday.
This week, I followed a friend’s recommendation and watched tick, tick…BOOM! on Netflix. It’s a movie about a play about a play. See, this real-life guy named Jonathan Larson worked for eight years writing a science-fiction musical and was desperate to have it picked for production before he turned thirty, which would be in a few days. He got a workshop, attended by many producers and big-name songwriters, including Stephen Sondheim. His agent told him everybody was greatly enthusiastic to see what he did next. Next. The science-fiction was a no-go. She told him to write what he knows.
So, next, he wrote a musical about living on the edge in New York City, trying to get a science-fiction musical produced before he turned thirty.
That one got produced.
The Netflix film is that play about a play, framed within Larson’s life. After tick, tick…BOOM!, he wrote Rent.
So, no nails, but here’s a combination trailer and song from tick, tick…BOOM!
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: An explosion due to happen.